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  1.    05 Feb 2016 #1

    windows 10 forever?


    I've a Dell laptop bought with win 8.1. I recently updated to win 10, but have to go back to win 8.1, since some apps do not run fine. I'll wait some time, until these apps be compatible to win 10.
    Am I in risk of loosing win 10 licence if I wait too much time?
    Thanks
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  2.    05 Feb 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaca View Post
    I've a Dell laptop bought with win 8.1. I recently updated to win 10, but have to go back to win 8.1, since some apps do not run fine. I'll wait some time, until these apps be compatible to win 10.
    Am I in risk of loosing win 10 licence if I wait too much time?
    Thanks
    Question, how long did you have Windows 10 before you went back and what apps talking about i assume third party apps, did you check with the manufacturer of those apps for updates ? I think until next July might be the cutoff for upgrades.
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  3.    05 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Question, how long did you have Windows 10 before you went back and what apps talking about i assume third party apps, did you check with the manufacturer of those apps for updates ? I think until next July might be the cutoff for upgrades.
    I am afraid this is completely incorrect.

    Once upgraded, you can reinstall Windows 10 (no need to upgrade) free of charge, and get all updates on same device at any time in future.

    July 28th deadline only applies to initial upgrade from original OS.
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  4.    05 Feb 2016 #4
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    O.k. so saying if he downgraded after having it over 30 days he is fine to go back to ?
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  5.    05 Feb 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    O.k. so saying if he downgraded after having it over 30 days he is fine to go back to ?
    Yes - he can go back to old OS or forward to new OS as often as he wishes (note: reverting to earlier version too many times could temporarily block old key, requiring telephone activation to reset install count).
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  6.    05 Feb 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Yes - he can go back to old OS or forward to new OS as often as he wishes (note: reverting to earlier version too many times could temporarily block old key, requiring telephone activation to reset install count).
    Alright, i was not sure as from beginning in July 2015 i thought after 30 days were bound to Windows 10 would have issues going back to it after a downgrade. From the issues the thread starter stated i asked certain question due to apps not being compatible and which ones.
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  7.    05 Feb 2016 #7

    I'm calm, after these answers. No problem in waiting
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  8.    05 Feb 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaca View Post
    I'm calm, after these answers. No problem in waiting
    O.k. ,recheck compatibility of those problem apps with the manufacturer's website for updates. If need more help list which ones are giving you issues.
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  9.    05 Feb 2016 #9
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    Should one make a record of the Windows 10 Key that the upgrade installation assigns when it's activated?

    If there was a hard disk failure after that July deadline would the person not have a hard time upgrading again for free without that Key?
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  10.    05 Feb 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPmtl View Post
    Should one make a record of the Windows 10 Key that the upgrade installation assigns when it's activated?

    If there was a hard disk failure after that July deadline would the person not have a hard time upgrading again for free without that Key?
    Everybody gets the same Windows 10 product key after upgrade (depending on the edition of Windows 10).

    Just a few:
    Windows 10 Home TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99
    Windows 10 Home Single Language 7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH
    Windows 10 Pro VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
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